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Is cerebellar atrophy fatal?

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Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: Cerebellar atrophy can be associated with long term Phenytoin use and alcohol consumption. It by itself is not a fatal condition
Answered on Mar 31, 2019

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